#Apple campus – Jony Ive interview

Good general article that interviews Apple’s star designer, Jony Ive on the new Apple Campus. The images are excellent and all credit to Foster + Partners for another example of exemplary craftsmanship and technology. The building will evolve. Actually, I’m more interested in being able to see the landscape, that is a more important capability.…

Challenge the design standard #thinkdifferently

María Francisca González: New technological developments in construction have given architects great freedom when designing. Innovations in construction materials and their properties allow for the creation of increasingly original and surprising facades. The buildings constructed as a result can even inspire people to travel thousands of kilometers just to see these masterpieces. Archinect ArchDaily article

meccano by mecanno

Mecanno’s take on modular furniture integrated with power and data for today’s work. workplace configuration – each unit can have a visual break made from acoustic material.

skyscrapers from wood & glue

University researchers in the UK are exploring cellulose and xylan on a molecular level that could lead to innovations in strengthening wood materials. Molecules 10,000 times narrower than the width of a human hair could hold the key to making possible wooden skyscrapers and more energy-efficient paper production, according to research published today in the…

concrete innovation

Concrete is a material that excels in its functionality, providing structure to architecture and engineering across the world. There are other ways that this versatile material can be used to provide texture and detail in design. The following are a sample of some Architect’s approach to detailing with concrete.   Follow the link below to get…

renewable energy at home

Renewable energy has to be a fundamental part of our sustainable future and solar power is a “tested” technology in the commercial world. However there is still the investment verses the pay back calculation which is further factored by the location and aspect that the panels can be orientated to maximize efficiency. In the same…

A new dawn in Alberta… #solar

Mike Hudema shares his personal story about how he made the move to solar power to supplement his home energy consumption. As humble as they may seem, rooftop solar installations can be symbols of hope, community, and change. The answer is solar…?

Arthur Ashe covered in plastic

Well not exactly, Rossetti Architects have designed a new retractable PTFE membrane roof to cover the stadium named after the tennis great. The 210,00 square foot PTFE membraned retractable roof was installed partly to avoid rain delays during play but is now causing other issues. The acoustics of stadium are now amplified to such an…